Friday faves! Chocolate { Orlando weekly product photography }

Last week was National Chocolate week and it was delightful taking product photos of these scrumptious mouth-watering treats. These were Belgium almond chocolate chips that really do melt in your mouth. I recently attended the Grand Opening of my dear friend Kellie Mitchell’s new natural and organic bakery “All From Scratch”, in Oviedo, Florida (… Read More »

Friday faves of the week! Green { weekly product photography }

This week the product photography is all about GREEN!  These are some of my favorite GREEN things.  The frame contains a free download Clover printable that you can obtain on Today’s Creative Life.  The awesome wheat grass is from Lee Forrest Design and the Blogfete glass was from the first annual Blogfete Conference.  All of the… Read More »

Lagniappe ~ {Product Photography Featuring a Collection of Free Printables}

Lagniappe ~ A little some extra.  As Persona Designs, Inc., Pam Grimes and I created numerous printables for almost every occasion.    A printable is a graphic design element that you download and print from your home computer.  They have many uses, from decorating gifts and party favors to festive party decorations and stationery.  I wanted… Read More »

Melissa Creates: Live Simply Entertain Stylishly

Branding and product photography are something I have been doing for many years.  More and more bloggers are branding themselves using everything from their websites and twitter pages to their business cards and promotional giveaways.  This type of personal branding is very similar to marketing that is done by larger corporations and organizations. It is… Read More »

The Ever-So-Sweet Christmas Candi!

This was one of my first professional themed photo shoots. I had been doing product photography for Originality for about eight years prior to creating this whimsical Christmas shoot. With Originality, everything consisted of white backgrounds and quite a bit of masking in Adobe Illustrator. For me, this shoot was very different. I wanted to… Read More »

Big Game Day – free printables!

“Big Game Day” was a Persona fav! One of my roles with Persona was creating and doing the themed photo shoots. Pam has a wonderful business mind and was always a forward thinker. She said we needed to come up with something for the “Big Game”.  When I created the graphics for this project, I… Read More »

A Persona Birthday Party ~ {free birthday queen printables}!

  I strive to make my sets look completely different from one another. Sometimes I would be photographing three different themed shoots in one week’s time. Birthday Betty was our first Persona Pail, I took many photographs of her and made her environment fun and exciting. For this themed shoot, I used what I like… Read More »

Giveaway and Patriotic Picnic ~ with special event touches!

I really enjoy doing product shots.  So when Carmen from the Flair Exchange invited me to guest blog,  I was thrilled.  I love Carmen’s hand made products.  I have been a fan of hers for years now with the handmade pom poms and now the balloon tassels.  One of my all time favorite photos was… Read More »

RETROween {Styled Shoot}

Oh what fun!  I love retro and vintage things and reflecting on my childhood as inspiration is always a good thing!  Melissa Chambers of Truly Chic Inspirations shares  my passion about retro and vintage items, so we teamed up together to create what I called “Retroween”.  It has a 1960’s vibe using Catwoman and Batgirl… Read More »

Summertime Blues ~ Gemstone blues that is!

“Summertime Blues”.  I have been doing product photography for quite some time, from food to gifts, however not much is more challenging than to photograph jewelry. Many factors are involved, getting just the perfect light to bounce off a gemstone in just the right places, obtaining all the details of the jewelry piece and achieving… Read More »